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The Spatial Distribution of Physicians in the United States: A Review of the Literature

Butler, J.R. (1977) The Spatial Distribution of Physicians in the United States: A Review of the Literature. Health Services Research Unit, 30 pp. (KAR id:24409)

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One manifestation of a contemporary concern with equality in the provision of health care services is the growing interest that appears to be developing in the spatial location of medical manpower. There is no evidence that any

why the notion of inequality may be defined more rigorously in Britain than in many other countries, but attempts by governmental and other agencies to influence the locational decisions of physicians appear to be widespread (Glaser, 1976). Together with this burgeoning policy interest in the spatial distribution of medical manpower has been a similar growth in the academic study of the nature, causes and possible solutions to the 'problem' of maldistribution, much of it of American origin. This paper is an attempt

by an outside observer to summarise the American literature on the theme and to offer some comments on the problems and potentialities of current research.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:35 UTC
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